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1243DMAZ - Kenneth Lawrence Welch


Name: Kenneth Lawrence Welch
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 3, 1980
Location Last Seen: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Physical Description

Date of Birth: May 9, 1941
Age: 39 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Red mark on nape of neck, possibly a birth mark. His hair was styled in a crew cut at the time of his disappearance.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Kenneth was reported missing by his mother, who is now deceased, in 1989. She stated that he had last contacted her via a pay phone on April 3, 1980, saying that he was in Phoenix, Arizona on Washington Street and was being chased by a gang. He stated that he was going to be staying in a hotel and was never heard from again.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Flagstaff Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Ryan Turley
Agency Phone Number: 928-679-4134
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 89-17921

NCIC Case Number: M-555980497
NamUs Case Number: 35358

Information Source(s)

California Department of Justice

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/18/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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